MSP Rona hosts Holyrood reception for Children 1st charity

A RECEPTION for Scotland’s largest children’s charity was hosted by MSP Rona Mackay in the Scottish Parliament.

At the event on Wednesday, January 18 Children 1st showed off its new kit bag initiative to help build family relationships to improve children’s lives.

A short play was held by a volunteer family using the kit bag and its tools to resolve an argument that had broken out between the mother and daughter.

Several speeches were made, including the charity’s chief executive Aileen Todd and the minister for children and early years, Mark McDonald MSP.

Ms Mackay, who chaired the event, said: “I am proud to have hosted Children 1st for a reception in the Scottish Parliament. The event was very well attended and a total success.

“It was great to see the kit bag in action during the play – a big well done to the family and children who, with no acting experience, braved the performance.

“Children are at the front and centre of my plan as an MSP, so I am very happy to be working with Children 1st – a charity doing amazing things for families and young people in Scotland.”

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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